Helsinki, Finland, 2013-10-15 08:01 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
For the thirteenth year in succession, Stora Enso has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good is one of the most widely recognised indexes for socially, ethically and environmentally responsible investment.
The criteria for inclusion in the FTSE4Good index cover environmental management, climate change, human rights, supply chain labour standards and efforts to counter bribery. The criteria are regularly revised to ensure that they reflect the highest standards of responsible business practice. Stora Enso improved its ratings significantly this year compared with the previous year.
For the fourth consecutive year, Stora Enso has also achieved a top position in CDP’s Nordic 260 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). This annual index highlights those companies listed on the Nordic stock exchanges that have displayed a strong approach to the disclosure of information regarding climate change. In 2013 the Nordic 260 CDLI comprises 27 companies.
“Our commitment to global responsibility is reflected in the fact that we have been selected for both of these indexes for several years in succession”, says Stora Enso EVP Lauri Peltola. ”Not only is global responsibility the core of everything we do, but we also realise the need for continuous improvement every day.”
Read about the methodology for the FTSE4Good ESG Ratings at www.ftse.com.
The Nordic 260 report including names of companies featured in the CDLI can be found at www.cdp.net.
For further information, please contact:
Lauri Peltola, EVP Global Identity, tel. +358 2046 21380
Stora Enso is the global rethinker of the paper, biomaterials, wood products and packaging industry. We always rethink the old and expand to the new to offer our customers innovative solutions based on renewable materials. Stora Enso employs some 28 000 people worldwide, and our sales in 2012 amounted to EUR 10.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY) in the International OTCQX over-the-counter market.
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